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Big Little Lies continues to flush out its leading ladies, but it's becoming clear that not everyone is "Living the Dream."
This episode is kind of a snooze compared to the first two- nothing new is introduced, it's just more developments of the plot elements we already know.
Ooh, it's getting real in Monterey, and not even your favorite Disney characters are safe. It's the third episode of Big Little Lies, titled "Living the Dream," and those perfect little lives are unraveling, and quickly.
Here's what Big Little Lies gets, and it's even more compelling than its murder mystery: It's the fact that being a mother is really, really hard, and the hardest things are the ones you could never have predicted.
In this week's episode, all the Big Little Liars seem desperate to understand the decisions made by their younger selves.
Desperate housewives, indeed. And utterly compelling television.
The dynamics between these women, and their struggles with their own personal demons are much better television than any old murder investigation.
It's not just the real estate porn or the melodrama or the highly defined costume design that makes it so good. It's the long, silent scenes allowing these actresses to just do their craft.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée and writer David E. Kelley take all the attributes of the most impossible version of 'having it all' - great wealth, beauty, precocious kids, beachfront property - and twist them into horror
It traffics in sudsy moments that feel a world away. Yet it also trades in a sober truth: that everything parents do affects their children's lives in some way. It's also boldly unafraid to show how men can harm women.
Big Little Lies continues to hold my attention, bringing up discussion points about friendship, marriage and raising children, among other things. Life is hard, you guys. Let's never forget that.
Three weeks in, the layers of the story are beginning to meld together in a really gorgeous way thanks to the all-star performances at the center.